I try to look for spiritual/scriptural connections when I watch TV, read news articles and walk around in this world. That’s why when I saw the video below, I immediately thought of, “…if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.” (2 Timothy 2:5)
I’m not taking anything away from the shot – it’s amazing! But regardless of how amazing it is to our eyes, the shooter was out-of-bounds in the eyes of the rules…so the shot didn’t count.
We would do well to remember Paul’s spiritual admonition to Timothy; if we want our shots in life to count, we need to make sure we’re on the right side of the out-of-bounds line.
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’” (Matthew 7:21-23)
(as a side-note, please keep in mind that TFR does not endorse any advertisements that may appear in connection to the video below)
This young lady shows great composure while describing the interaction she had with her 7th grade (atheistic) teacher that basically gave her, and her class, an ultimatum: Deny that God is real or fail the assignment
After clicking on the picture’s link (which takes you to the school’s site), click on “Item 8 – Open Forum” to watch the original footage in full length.
You may have already seen this video as it begins to make its major rounds in the media and on the Internet, but in case you haven’t seen it, it’s one worth watching.
There are so many spiritual applications that could be made in connection to this “caught-on-camera-moment” that most people should be able to immediately think of a few points and scriptures. On top of that, a video like this can pull at the heart-strings of any parent worth his or her salt. And taking the reality of the moment for what’s it worth is something that shouldn’t be missed – that being how wonderful the little, and often taken for granted, blessings of life really are.
This video, along with the rest of the series, can be found by visiting this link.
David Kenney put together this “Roadmap to Heaven.”
He also mentioned this video that explains the roadmap: